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The Boomtown Rats Return: A Conversation with Bob Geldof, Plus a Chat with Finch's Nate Barcalow and Lots of Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo courtesy Bob Geldof A Conversation with Bob Geldof Mike Ragogna: Bob, I'm honored to be talking to the Man Of Peace. Bob Geldof: You are ind...

Orange Is the New Black: Howard Jones Is Bringing Synthy Back

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

I chatted with Howard the morning after opening night on the Retro Futura tour.

Finding Balance In The Unbalanced World Of Humanitarian Aid Work

Ray Taylor | Posted 02.05.2014 | Fifty
Ray Taylor

It started with music. For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, music was a transformational force, and so it was with my journey into a career in humanitarian aid. I was first attracted to this work by the famine response in Ethiopia in 1983-85. Unlike other disasters before it, television brought images of what was happening straight into our living rooms, while the global fundraising concert event, Live Aid, got the message out to the world that what was happening was unacceptable.

Beyoncé and Friends Rock the Sound of Change Concert: Global Women's Charities Benefit Directly Via Catapult

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Capped off by a hit-laden set from Chime for Change co-founder and Artistic Director, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (which saw her joined onstage for "Crazy in Love" by her husband, Jay-Z), the list of performers and presenters just might blow your mind a little.

Legendary Giveback: A Conversation With Seth Avett, Plus Chats with Duran Duran's Roger Taylor and Mary Frisbie Wood and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The song "Suspicious" is about having suspicions about your lover cheating on you, about having that feeling you can't quite put your finger on, but you know it's happening. Oh, and it's happening alright... it's happening.

San Francisco Blasts Sonic Noises to Disperse Homeless

Joel John Roberts | Posted 07.11.2012 | San Francisco
Joel John Roberts

Most communities around the country are frustrated that very poor Americans are squatting on land. Not-In-My-Backyard has almost become a popular community anthem. But police sweeps and angry blogs are not very effective.

21 Reasons Why 80s Nostalgia Is Dumb

Dumb As A Blog | David Moye | Posted 11.20.2011 | Weird News

The modern pop culture machine chewed up and crapped out the 60s and 70s long ago, leaving 1980-89. Which would be fine, except that decade was du...

BBC Apologizes For Band Aid Claim

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The BBC has apologised over reports claiming millions of pounds raised by Band Aid was used to buy arms. ...

From 'Misery' to Twilight: Conversations With Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Fanfarlo's Simon Balthazar

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Adam Levine: I love music videos, I really do. I think it's kind of sad people aren't paying as much attention to them as they used to, and they're not as culturally relevant as they used to be.

A Girl Talks to Rob Sheffield about Duran Duran (and His New Book)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kristi York Wooten

In his brilliant new coming-of-age-in-the-1980s memoir, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield calls 1985 "the year of the awesomeness drought."

Lessons from Legends at One Young World

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

The inaugural One Young World summit under way this week in London is a next-generation Davos: a gathering of hundreds of future leaders from the worl...

AC/DC's Brian Johnson: Bono Should Do Charity Work In Private

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is taking on Bono and Bob Geldof for their public displays of charity work. "When I was a working man I didn't want to ...

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

Smile and Say "Cleese!" - How the Secret Policeman Mocks, Rocks and Shocks

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gregory Weinkauf

Long ago on a smallish, awkwardly-shaped but somewhat culturally-significant island in the dismal North Sea, Peter Cook hosted a spoof awards show to anyone who featured in the 1981 Amnesty benefit show.